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Before I buy, how do I change the font?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by ForJesus, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    Since the number one thing people do on a forum is read, I'm expecting an easy way to customize the font. Yet, after several minutes of using the xF demo, I have no clue.

    I could work with the CSS directly, but for $140 I was hoping this would be a bit easier. This georgia serif font is a loser, and I would need it changed to arial, sans-serif.

    I searched but could not find an answer. Can anyone provide directions? Thanks!
     
  2. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    110 views in 20 minutes - that is impressive. A very active community - I am encouraged... but still waiting patiently.
     
  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Users can change the font of their posts from the editor, you can change the entire font however:

    Style Properties->General->Body->Font Family

    Liam

    Sorry, I got sidetracked ;)
     
  4. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    I tried again, and this did not work in the xF demo.

    Style Properties->General->Body->Font Family

    I also tried Content > Font Family, but doesn't work.
     
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Did you set it correctly? It must be a valid css font family...

    Also, I think it needs to be quoted.

    Liam
     
  6. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    Everything correctly, tried with and without quotes, no typos. Maybe a problem with the demo?
     
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Quotes aren't needed.
     
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  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member


    Are you editing the master style or are you editing the default style? You should be editing the latter.
     
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  9. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    What font family did you use?
     
  10. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Good point, although is the demo in debug mode to edit the master style?

    Liam
     
  11. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    Editing the default, trying to use arial, sans-serif.

    xF demo only allows editing the default.
     
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  12. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    come to think of it I never tried the demo so yeah, also good point
     
  13. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting me know that...

    I just tried entering this and it seems to work

    Arial, sans-serif


    Is this how you are entering it?
     
  14. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Ah, right. I only glanced at the default value quickly, and saw the first quote, so I assumed :)

    Liam
     
  15. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    OK, I'm done testing the demo. It doesn't seem to be working as expected. I've tried various entries, Arial, sans-serif; "Arial", sans-serif; arial, sans-serif; etc. and nothing's working.
     
  16. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Provide a screenshot, if you can. That'll help us help you better.
     
  17. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    I could provide screenshots, but as posted I'm done wasting time trying to get the xF demo to work as expected. I know enough CSS and have worked with other forums enough to know how this should work, and it doesn't. I can always edit the CSS if needed after buying.

    Any of you might want to check the demo to see if it's working OK. Thanks for you time and efforts.
     
  18. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    you shouldn't be putting the ; at the end
     
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  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I just checked on the demo and indeed it works like this...

    Arial, sans-serif
     
  20. ForJesus

    ForJesus New Member

    Right, I never used the semi-colon. I only used it in an earlier post when listing a few ways I tried.

    I tried again with Arial, sans-serif - but it won't change the font that I am now typing and you are now reading (in the demo).
     

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